New challengers emerge for city council seats

With city council candidacy application papers made available today, a spread of challengers are emerging. The list of competitors for the District 7 seat being vacated by Tito Jackson grows increasingly long. The departures of Councilors Sal LaMattina of District ...

Black firms tackle fourth largest hotel project in Boston

A development expected to become the fourth largest hotel in Boston and the rest of the state is slated for development by a team with significant minority involvement.

UMass students, staff voice concerns at trustee meeting

Students, faculty and staff from UMass Boston interrupted a meeting of the UMass Board of Trustees chanting “No cuts, no hikes! Education is a right!” last Thursday, underscoring anger that surfaced after revelations the school’s annual deficit may be as ...

Unions mobilize national, local networks against Trump

Members of several SEIU chapters called for residents to stay attentive to policy emerging from the federal administration and be ready to rise in response. The Trump administration has sparked counteraction from unions, including state-level policy advocacy as well as ...

City reveals capital spending plan

Mayor Martin Walsh introduced a $2.08 billion five-year spending proposal last week that features investments in school facilities, library branches, open spaces, crosswalk and traffic signal improvements, and other initiatives spread throughout the city.

Cosecha takes new tack on immigration advocacy by focusing on the people

Cosecha’s planned action for May 1 — International Workers Day — reveals a major departure between the movement and other immigrant rights advocacy groups, which are bringing a more traditional activist approach.

Thomas Farrington

Carney Hospital President Walter Ramos this week announced the appointment of Thomas Farrington to its board of directors.

Lawyers call foul play as police bypass black candidate with old infractions

Lawyers filed a complaint on behalf of a black Boston resident who was passed over for hiring into the Boston Police Department. Keon Finklea scored sufficiently high on the Civil Service test and came with strong recommendations, but his record ...

Parents call for release of data on equity in BPS assignment policy

When the current home-based student assignment policy was instituted in 2013, BPS officials promised to make public an annual assessment of how the policy would affect equity in the system. While officials in the administration of then-mayor Thomas Menino assured ...

MIRA Coalition draws hundreds to rally for safe communities

Members of a lineup that included politicians, civil rights activists and others said President Donald Trump’s threats to immigrants risk the financial wellbeing and socioculutural fabric of the state and nation.

Congressman talks straight with constituents on challenging times ahead

Congressman Michael Capuano spoke to a crowd at the Mildred Avenue school in Mattapan about challenges Democrats face in working with the Trump administration and a Republican majority.

Legislators prioritize needed school funding update with new budget formula bill

Educators, education activists and several state legislators gathered at the State House on Monday to call for passage of a bill that would update the formula by which the state determines the minimally adequate budget needed for each school.

Money woes force Motley out at UMass-Boston

UMass-Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley announced that he will step down at the end of the academic year, sparking outcry from students, community members and elected city and state officials who rallied outside the State House on Saturday.

Rachel Skerritt

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang announced that he has chosen veteran school leader and former BPS chief of staff, Rachel Skerritt, as Boston Latin School's 28th headmaster.

Boston federal court enters judgement on alleged Ponzi scheme

Former resident promised high-yield bridge loans but did not use the money as promised, SEC claims.